Friday, March 11, 2011

Sun Dog Sky Watch Friday ...

Sun Dogs are visible when the sun is near the horizon and on the same horizontal plane as the observer and the ice crystals. As sunlight passes through the ice crystals, it is bent by 22 degrees before reaching our eyes. This bending of light results in the formation of a Sun Dog. Some of us are scientific. Some of us are artistic. Some of each have a sky for you just because it's Sky Watch Friday

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen one that perfect! Lucky you. I've seen little pieces of sun dogs but not the entire circle.